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Scientific rationale for Uranus and Neptune in situ explorations

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The ice giants Uranus and Neptune are the least understood class of planets in our solar system but the most frequently observed type of exoplanets. Presumed to have a small rocky core, a deep interior comprising ∼70% heavy elements surrounded by a more dilute outer envelope of H2 and He, Uranus and Neptune are fundamentally different from the better-explored gas giants Jupiter and Saturn. Because of the lack of dedicated exploration missions, our knowledge of the composition and atmospheric ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.pss.2017.10.005

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Atkinson, DH More by this author
Cavalié, T More by this author
Fletcher, LN More by this author
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Planetary and Space Science Journal website
Volume:
155
Pages:
12-40
Publication date:
2017-10-21
Acceptance date:
2017-10-09
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ISSN:
0032-0633
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pubs:745775
URN:
uri:7b150bf6-5350-4f75-9d18-8f0b3c8d7ac5
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uuid:7b150bf6-5350-4f75-9d18-8f0b3c8d7ac5
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pubs:745775

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